Owls Head Transportation Museum holds its annual Wings & Wheels Spectacular Aug. 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

This year, the museum welcomes Mark Murphy's P-51 Mustang "Never Miss," as well as airplanes from partner collections, including the B-17G Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey," with the Arizona Commemorative Air Force and the B-25 Mitchell "Axis Nightmare," with the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Ohio. These rare World War II bombers have legendary reputations to match their impressive size and power.

First used for combat by the British Royal Air Force in 1941, the B-17G Flying Fortress bristled with heavy armament and was legendary for returning home after brutal assaults. B-17Gs served in almost every theater of World War II and droppedmore than 640,000 tons of bombs. Part of the Commemorative Air Force Squadron, this is one of fewer than 10 B-17Gs still flying in the world today. The B-25 Mitchell is a twin-engined aircraft that is most famous as the bomber used in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during World War II. The B-25 has a combat range of 1,350 miles and a top speed of 275 mph.

The show will go on rain or shine, with gates opening at 8 a.m. for exhibitors. The aerobatic airshow will begin at approximately 1 p.m. both days. In addition to the large display of assorted classic, vintage and antique vehicles on Runway 17, pre-1940 aeroplanes from the museum’s collection will be demonstrated in the morning prior to the start of the aerobatic airshow. All flying is weather permitting. After the aerobatic and World War II warbird performances, the flightline will be opened to the public, allowing visitors the chance to get up close to the planes and meet the pilots.

All pre-1997 vehicles are invited to join the exhibitors' show both days to receive two free admissions per vehicle. Also available will be a full-service café, kids activities and free Model T rides. Event admission is $25 for adults and free for current service members, children under 18 and career veterans with more than 20 years' service and military ID.

For more information, visit owlshead.org or call 594-4418.